Welcome to my website and my new novel, Listening to van Gogh.
I added the subtitle, A Coming of Retirement Age novel, because retirement in our society is more than just leaving the work place. Much more. Retirement involves a major transition, a passage as significant and sometimes stress -filled as the more familiar coming of age as an adult.
As a recently retired person, I have learned that the transition from actively employed citizen to retiree affects almost all aspects of life, including personal relationships, questions of a new identity or occupation, and possible geographic relocation. Many complex, and sometimes painful decisions are required.
But, there is another side to retirement. With the right attitude and some thoughtful planning, it can be a wonderful time of personal growth, with new discoveries and time to pursue what once were adolescent dreams. Retirement is not just about an era ending. For those who seek it, retirement is about the beginning of a new, fulfilling life.
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Along the way, the travelers also reveal their shared emotions about the transition from an active working life to that of a retiree, and their common concerns and unique solutions, all delivered in an informal, entertaining, and ultimately uplifting manner.
To order a copy go to the Listening to Van Gogh Storefront or download the Kindle version (ASIN: B0040GJHUO ).